Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 104 107
Rank change year-on-year +45 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.14% 0.69% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 3.19% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 20
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +21.79%
10th Percentile £33,250 £21,250 £39,975
90th Percentile £73,000 £45,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -3.70%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 255 313 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 28.72% 21.56% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 230 262 494
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +46 17 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Bedford +20 1 £50,000 +122.22% 1
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 11 (57.89%) MCSA
4 11 (57.89%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) MCSE
6 9 (47.37%) WAN
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 7 (36.84%) LAN
8 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) VLAN
8 7 (36.84%) XenApp
8 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
9 6 (31.58%) SCCM
9 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
9 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (26.32%) CCA
10 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (26.32%) CCNP
10 5 (26.32%) CCNA
10 5 (26.32%) Migration
10 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (26.32%) Service Management
10 5 (26.32%) CMMI
10 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) LAN
2 7 (36.84%) VLAN
3 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (36.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Team Leader
3 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (26.32%) IT Support
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
3 5 (26.32%) CMMI
3 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) ITSM
3 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MCSA
3 10 (52.63%) MCSE
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (26.32%) CCA
5 5 (26.32%) CCNA
5 5 (26.32%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) CommVault
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) FalconStor
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee